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Alturas Wildlife Sancturary: Positive Reinforcement Training

Over the past couple of months, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary has begun positive reinforcement training (PRT) with some of the sanctuary´s resident animals. PRT is used widely in a number of accredited zoos and sanctuaries worldwide. It is valuable in enabling animals to cooperate voluntarily with a keeper through rewarding good behavior, most commonly with a […]

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Jose Leon: From Inmate to Writer, an Unusual Case

Accused and condemned for the theft of the Virgin of the Angels in 1950, José León Sánchez, whom La Nación would call the  monster of the Basilica, regained his freedom on June 8, 1970. After a  ew years of “disoriented adolescence,” stuck in the world of juvenile misdeeds and condemned to more than thirty years […]

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The Polymorphic Eyelash Pitviper

The eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) occurs in most of the wet regions of Costa Rica, from sea-level to up to 1.500 meters in elevation. Females are larger and more robust than males reaching up to 80cm. They are members of the family of the Viperidae and called pit vipers because of their heat-sensing pit […]

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The Mangroves of Piedras Blancas National Park

In the inner basin of Golfo Dulce, at the northwest border of Piedras Blancas National Park, there is a thriving mangrove forest of approximately 298 hectares. It is the mangrove of Esquinas river (Esquinas means corner, named after its distinctive meanders), the second biggest mangrove forest in Golfo Dulce, following the mangrove of Coto Colorado […]

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Snakes: Rear fanged immobilizers

Colubrid snakes are mostly harmless snakes, having an aglyphous dentition, lacking fangs that deliver venom. Just like the boas and pythons, the boids, they kill their prey by suffocation, but some even seem to swallow the prey alive. The Colubridae is the largest snake family, including two-thirds of all snake species. Other members of this […]

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